"Everybody knows a work of art takes at least an hour!" Lucy to Linus, (Peanuts)

FineArtViews Painting Competition - Twice in the Fav 15%

http://canvoo.com/boldbrush/badge/13203 three times selected for FAV15%, Fine Art Views Bold Brush Painting Competition

Friday, June 17, 2011

Facial Lift Off

It looks done to me. I may tweak some things later but that won't involve much change. I have allowed myself to let go of the need to perfect edges,  blend perfectly smoothly, and fuss with anatomy. I am letting it be more of a painting than a photo reproduction because I have guessed and fudged with most of this, only using a fuzzy photo reference that I didn't pay complete attention to. Felt good. 


  1. absolutely amazing! on every level!

  2. So beautifully painted, Karen. Perfect! Congratulations!

  3. Nicely done, Karen. A pose I've seen myself in before, lifting my little jowls up to see what I used to look like 15 yrs. ago. I am looking more and more like my grandmother every year. Thank goodness I loved her dearly.
    Anonymous aka Carol B.
    (yes, google is still doing this to me)

  4. Thanks and very pleased you guys like this. I have not been sure of what I was getting into with this! So sorry, Carol, that Google is insisting on keeping you anonymous! What's up with that? Very frustrating, I'm sure.

  5. Stunning work!
    So intriguing ..